Blue Jays hope Mayza can return from shoulder dislocation within a few weeks

Watch as Toronto Blue Jays lefty Tim Mayza gets into a collision with Minnesota Twins' Nick Gordon at home plate after attempting to field a bunt by Sandy Leon, resulting in a dislocated right shoulder.

The Toronto Blue Jays hope left-hander Tim Mayza could be back pitching with the team within the next few weeks, manager John Schneider said Monday.

Mayza dislocated his right shoulder in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins and was placed on the 15-day injured list on Sunday.

Among other injury updates, Schneider also said Ross Stripling threw a bullpen on Sunday that went according to plan. The next step for the right-handed starter would be a live batting practice session or rehab start.

Stripling was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right hip/glute strain on Aug. 3 which was retroactive to July 31.

Julian Merryweather is slated to pitch another minor-league inning at rookie ball on Tuesday and right-hander Nate Pearson is now throwing up to 120 feet from flat ground, Schneider added.

Merryweather was placed on the 15-day injured list on June 15 with a left abdominal strain while Pearson was shut down on June 28 after suffering a right lat strain earlier that month.

The Blue Jays currently sit in second place in the American League East division with a record of 60-48.

They open a key three-game set against the Orioles in Baltimore Monday, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

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